Articles by: Neighbours Band

What We Came From

Neighbours Band is Canadian. Therefore the Maple Leaf logo, and the .ca website extension, to differentiate our identity from many ‘neighbours bands’ around the world.

Our ancestors are mixed European, but mostly Celtic. The ‘What We Came From‘ lyric video and song are a reminiscence of family and community heritage of immigrants in rural and small-town Canada – specifically from Kintyre in Scotland to Cantire in Canada.

Our ancestors brought lots of good values from the old country, but also lots of European bias and national jealousy, some racism and intolerance, and an epic ignorance of Indigenous Canadians. Thankfully, the good values have lasted, and the questionable ones have faded or disappeared over the generations.

This one is to our families and lifetime friends, and the communities they sustain . . . Love ya.

23 Stories Album

Draft Album Cover

Neighbours Band in Canada has been kept at home during the pandemic, like everyone. With dramatically less live venues, there is a silver lining – we have been given the time and energy to songwriting. What has resulted is over 20 original songs. Each one is a story. In winter 2023, we’ve been recording. To help focus on the story in each song, we’ve been creating lyric videos. We’ve started pre-releasing some of our developing songs and videos. All this is working towards a planned fall 2023 release of a double album.

The Draft Album Cover combines several concepts: 23 stories in 23 songs; it’s the Year 2023; and Neighbours Band members have been playing together 23 years as of fall 2023.

We’re pre-releasing song videos in four groups: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2023. Please follow us on this blog, or through our Youtube Channel or Facebook.